Fools Made Wise #9

Proverbs 10:9:

He who walks blamelessly walks surely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.

The ninth comic of Fools Made Wise starts with James and Leroy walking down a hallway to a Disability Office. Leroy’s arm is in a cast and a sling (if you remember comic #8, Leroy had a nasty fall off a ladder and hurt his arm). James asks Leroy how his arm is healing up, and Leroy tells him it’s been healed up for weeks!
Oh, Leroy.

When they are finally seated, James whispers to Leroy that his trying to collect disability isn’t honest (since his arm is healed up). James asks him if he’d feel better telling the truth because that has never steered James wrong before (showing us the first part of this Proverb, that he who walks blamelessly walks securely).

In Leroy’s mind, he is above the law, and even though normal people would feel better telling the truth, Leroy isn’t like them. So in typical Leroy fashion, he tells his brother to hold his cast and sling so he can sign the papers.

But the lady from the Disability Office realizes what Leroy is trying to do, and catches him red-handed (showing us the second part of this Proverb, that he who perverts his ways will be found out). The comic ends with Leroy whispering to his brother to run like the wind, but the sad irony is that there is no running from folly this deep; it follows you wherever you go.

This comic teaches us that we have a choice: to either walk blamelessly in this life with the promise of security to follow, or to walk in crooked, perverse ways which leads to being found out. For those who follow Jesus, we have the Holy Spirit to guide us: a voice telling us “THIS is the way; walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21). May we have the courage to follow Him!

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